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Invading glioblastoma cells may hijack cerebral blood vessels during early stages of disease progression and damage the brain's protective barrier, a study in mice indicates.
Two years ago, a new type of stem cell was discovered in the brain that has the capacity to form new cells.
Long-term brain damage caused by stroke could be reduced by saving cells called pericytes that control blood flow in capillaries.
A study in mice shows how a breakdown of the brain's blood vessels may amplify or cause problems associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Many diseases – obesity, Type 2 diabetes, muscular dystrophy – are associated with fat accumulation in muscle.
By thinking of cells as programmable robots, researchers at Rice University hope to someday direct how they grow into the tiny blood vessels that feed the brain and help people regain functions lost to stroke and disease.
Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland, believe they have discovered stem cells that play a decisive role in new blood vessel growth.
A new study highlights how human neurons can be generated from adult cells in the brain.
Cardiac injury leads to significant structural changes in the heart, including enlargement, excess formation of fibrous growth tissue, and abnormalities of the coronary vasculature.
A new study found that a group of little-explored cells in the tumor microenvironment can likely serve as gatekeepers against cancer progression and metastasis.
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